I'm making a gaming rig of my own for the first time and I wanted some opinions on keyboards and mice. I don't plan on any super-hardcore gaming but I do want to have something that's pretty good. Games that I will be playing include Fallout: New Vegas, Spore, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Mass Effect 2, and stuff like that. I want to try and keep the total below $120, if possible.
Also, would it be better to have them be wired or wireless? Methinks wired would be best, since there could be lag involved with wireless components.
I was thinking of maybe getting the Logitech MX 518 gaming mouse and the Logitech G110 gaming keyboard. The mouse is something I'd probably use, but I don't think I'd have much of a use for the macro keys on the keyboard. I've never actually used macros before, so I don't even know if they'd be useful for any of the games I'd be playing. Any opinions?
I found the DeathAdder on sale at Fry's for $35, so it was cheaper than what Newegg shows (and I've seen it for that price a few times there). But if the x518 is the same thing minus a few dollars then go for it.
You can find the Saitek keyboard at Amazon or Tiger Direct for about the same price. Also available at Fry's.
Wired is better. I play games with a wireless mostly because I wanted to reduce clutter and sometimes the mouse kinda hangs momentarily. I kinda have to shake the mouse back & forth quickly to get it going again. I'm not a hardcore gamer.